The People’s Choice 2019 Top 200 Solo Games List Made Me Want To Try This List

Every year for the past 6 years, solo gamers of all sorts take time to vote on their top solitaire games and send those lists in to form the People’s Choice list for solo gaming. If you want to see this list in all of its glory, this is the Geeklist – and every year there is a companion Geeklist where solo gamers blame this list for new acquisitions prompted by their appearance on this People’s Choice list. Thus the clunky, uninspired title here.

Now that the list is completely unveiled and hordes of Mage Knight fans are weeping, I thought I would take a moment to look at the list as a whole and find targets for the remainder of 2019 and into 2020. I own 31 of the Top 200 solo games, and have played a good number of other titles solitaire, but that leaves roughly 75% of the list I haven’t ever played solo, and most I haven’t played period.

So here is a list of the 69 games I haven’t tried yet as solo experiences (and do not own, as there are a few titles like Paper Tales which I own but haven’t done solo yet) that made the list. The past few weeks has also seen me knock off three games that would have otherwise been on this list (Renegade, The 7th Continent, Too Many Bones. Pretty sure two of those will be going to my wish list, and still have to play out more of my first curse to get a final verdict on 7th Continent).

I’ll be doing a similar post about a month from now, once I finish unveiling a similar People’s Choice Top 100 list for Games With Two. I’m still collecting votes on that, so if you want to participate send me a message with up to your Top 20 games, ranked 1-20. I’m up to 50 entries so far, and would love to see that double by the time we close down the votes and begin unveiling on 12/14.

So without more ado, here are the games I plan to try out in the coming 13 months for solo play. Realistically, I probably won’t get to try most of these without generous local gamers who are willing to let me borrow the game for a week or two to give it a try. But hey, what is life without goals, right? This gives me something to shoot for!

And my plan, hopefully, will be to do a gameplay walkthrough video of each entry on the list which hits my table, both ones owned and the ones I try to play for the first time. Search for Cardboard Clash on YouTube and subscribe to follow along as those get created!

The Solo List Made Me Want To Try This List

**Entries are in reverse-numerical order from their ranking in the Top 200.

Marvel Champions: The Card Game [196]
Roads & Boats [191]
Trickerion: Legends of Illusion [190]
CO2 [186]
Fields of Green [185]
First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet [182]
The Castles of Burgundy: The Dice Game [180]
Tramways [178]
Nations: The Dice Game [170]
Paladins of the West Kingdom [169]
Fleet: The Dice Game [165]
Zulus on the Rampart [156]
Merchants & Marauders [155]
Mr. Cabbagehead’s Garden [153]
Nautilion [151]
The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game [150]
Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale [149]
Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game [148]
Le Havre [147]
Blackout: Hong Kong [146]
Legacy of Dragonholt [145]
Tiny Towns [144]
Heroes of Terrinoth [140]
Limes [139]
Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North [136]
The Gallerist [131]
Sylvion [123]
Middara: Unintentional Malum – Act 1 [118]
Orleans [115]
Helionix: The Last Sunset [114]
Coffee Roaster [113]
Lewis & Clark [112]
HEXplore It: The Valley of the Dead King [107]
Pax Pamir (Second Edition) [104]
Mistfall [100]
Darkest Night (Second Edition) [98]
Apex Theropod Deck-Building Game [97]
Space Empires: 4X [96]
Xia: Legends of a Drift System [91]
Dungeon Alliance [88]
SpaceCorp [86]
Aerion [85]
Star Wars: Outer Rim [81]
Tapestry [76]
Sword & Sorcery [71]
Burgle Bros [68]
Street Masters [67]
Zombicide: Black Plague [65]
Cloudspire [64]
Leaving Earth [56]
Ganz Schon Clever [54]
Hostage Negotiator [53]
Runebound (Third Edition) [52]
Nusfjord [51]
Underwater Cities [50]
Baseball Highlights: 2045 [49]
Architects of the West Kingdom [48]
Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth [43]
Teotihuacan: City of Gods [39]
Shadowrun: Crossfire [38]
Fields of Arle [35]
Onirim [33]
Snowdonia [30]
Dawn of the Zeds (Third Edition) [26]
Anachrony [23]
Nemo’s War (Second Edition) [15]
Gaia Project [13]
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island [8]
Gloomhaven [6]

And for those who are curious, these are the ones which are most likely to see a video made in the next 13 months, because they are currently in my collection:

Paper Tales [200]
Firefly: The Game [194]
Shadowrift [192]
Hero Realms [187]
Maquis [184]
Azul [183]
Mint Works [158]
Caverna: The Cave Farmers [152]
Unbroken [143]
Orchard: A 9 Card Solitaire Game [130]
Nations [126]
Great Western Trail [116]
Lisboa [102]
Obsession [93]
Oh My Goods! [92]
Star Realms [75]
Everdell [74]
Raiders of the North Sea [73]
Patchwork [66]
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game [62]
The City of Kings [60]
Glass Road [41]
Sentinels of the Multiverse [36]
Sprawlopolis [31]
Hoplomachus [28]
Roll Player [24]
Friday [20]
At the Gates of Loyang [16]
A Feast for Odin [14]
The 7th Continent [11]
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [9]

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